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summer top tips for pets

It’s getting hot! How does your pet feel?

Here are some simple tips to make sure our furry friends don’t over heat as we head into summer.   Have you ever spent too long in the sun and felt like you were about to boil over? Well humans aren’t the only ones to struggle with the heat, animals are at as much at risk as humans […]

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Rabbit care

The Pet Rabbit – 15 things you should know….

Around the world rabbits are seen as the perfect pets. Lively characters with a playful nature can mean that they bring big personalities into a home. Combine an inquisitive and affectionate nature with the huge variety in breeds, colours and coat types. It is no wonder why there are an estimated 1 million pet rabbits […]

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The law and your cat

As a cat owner, you can’t be expected to be an expert in relation to the law as it applies to you and your cat but it’s useful to have a general understanding of the legislation that may be relevant to you (e.g. should your cat toilet in a neighbour’s garden, are you inadvertently doing […]

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Dog Diary

Ban pet shop puppy and kitten sales?

A change in UK legislation is being discussed in Parliament, concerning the sale and passage of young puppies and kittens. The sale and passage of pets in pet shops (which are licenced and regulated) is currently controlled under The 1951 Pets and Animals Act. Concerns are being raised over the inter-European transport of young animals […]

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Might your dog have parvovirus?

Parvovirus infection in Dogs

Canine parvovirus (CPV) first appeared in 1978 killing thousands of dogs.  It is found throughout the world although incidence in the UK has decreased dramatically with vaccination. CPV infection is characterised clinically with anorexia, vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss.  Severe cases can result in septicaemia and death. Parvovirus may affect dogs of all ages but […]

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Borrowmydoggy – a dog sharing idea taking the world by storm!

A new concept has popped up over the internet, namely http://www.borrowmydoggy.com. This nifty concept lends itself to sharing your pet dog with people who’d love a pet but for their own reasons aren’t yet ready for one, or other personal reasons why they’d love to partake in a dog share plan. The programme has you […]

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An Owners Guide To Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance is big business and we are constantly bombarded with advertisements for different sorts of policies for our pets. This can be a bit confusing and the reasons behind the costs of pet insurance can sometimes be a bit baffling. This article aims to enlighten the reader as to why pet insurance works how […]

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Fleas and your pet

Fleas are a problem both because of the effects they have on their hosts and in their ability to carry and spread disease. Dogs and cats share the same fleas so it is important to treat all the animals in the household. Controlling fleas in the environment is also part of successful flea elimination and […]

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Who gets the dog?

Pets have become part and parcel of the family in many UK homes. The pertinent question in the case of a divorce being the custody of the pets. A survey in 2011 in the UK revealed that 20 per cent of separating couples with pets have sought legal advice and fought for custody of their […]

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